Posts tagged productivity

Summertime and the living is easy. Well, hopefully not too easy! Keep your team productive even during the hottest months by offering flexible hours or the opportunity to work remotely:

If employees have a chance to adjust their hours and/or work from home when needed, they’re likely to be happier and more productive. Almost two-thirds of managers in a survey conducted by Staples say telecommuting is essential to a productive workday. 

Read more summer productivity tips on OPEN Forum.

Summertime and the living is easy. Well, hopefully not too easy! Keep your team productive even during the hottest months by offering flexible hours or the opportunity to work remotely:

If employees have a chance to adjust their hours and/or work from home when needed, they’re likely to be happier and more productive. Almost two-thirds of managers in a survey conducted by Staples say telecommuting is essential to a productive workday

Read more summer productivity tips on OPEN Forum.

Small business owners share the affordable (and free!) apps they use to keep them organized and successful.

 ”That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”—Steve Jobs
For 24 more inspirational quotes from history’s foremost minds, visit OPEN Forum.

 ”That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”—Steve Jobs

For 24 more inspirational quotes from history’s foremost minds, visit OPEN Forum.

"There’s nothing you can’t do if you get the habits right.”
A lesson journalist Charles Duhigg learned from an army major in Iraq. Fast Company has a compelling excerpt from Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit” detailing how the major uses the psychology of habit to manage everything from crowd control to his marriage.

"There’s nothing you can’t do if you get the habits right.”

A lesson journalist Charles Duhigg learned from an army major in Iraq. Fast Company has a compelling excerpt from Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit” detailing how the major uses the psychology of habit to manage everything from crowd control to his marriage.

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A simple change can make a big difference in your #EveryDayMoments.

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A simple change can make a big difference in your #EveryDayMoments.

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6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself
“Whether you aspire to run your own business or want to be more productive at your current job, check out this list of CEO-proven tips that you can apply to any facet of your life.”


"Take breaks every 90 minutes" and more helpful productivity tips!

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6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

Whether you aspire to run your own business or want to be more productive at your current job, check out this list of CEO-proven tips that you can apply to any facet of your life.”

"Take breaks every 90 minutes" and more helpful productivity tips!

Turn Your To-Dos Into All Dones

One way to be more productive during your day?

Put Someone Else in Charge

"It’s time to outsource your to-do list," writes small-business expert Erika Napoletano. "Why not enlist the services of an assistant, virtual or in-person, to wrangle your to-do list? This way, they’ll not just take the to-dos off your plate—they can delegate so you’re not the one in charge of your entire and ever-growing task list. A $20-per-hour assistant can make sure that everyday tasks are handled and keep you on target for the more pressing ones that require your time and presence.

For more productivity tips visit OPEN Forum.

Many CEOs have said waking up at 5 a.m. is crucial to their success, and we all know “the early bird catches the worm.” But studies are finding that night owls have their own strengths.
6 Reasons Why Night Owls Are Better Than Early Birds
Night owls have higher IQs.
They’re more creative.
They’re prone to be risk-takers.
They make more money.
They attain extra brain power that early birds lack. 
They’re more capable of building genuine social networks.
Read more on OPEN Forum.

Many CEOs have said waking up at 5 a.m. is crucial to their success, and we all know “the early bird catches the worm.” But studies are finding that night owls have their own strengths.

6 Reasons Why Night Owls Are Better Than Early Birds

  1. Night owls have higher IQs.
  2. They’re more creative.
  3. They’re prone to be risk-takers.
  4. They make more money.
  5. They attain extra brain power that early birds lack. 
  6. They’re more capable of building genuine social networks.

Read more on OPEN Forum.

Though it has its detractors, Google Glass has a few apps that would be perfect for small-business owners, writes OPEN Forum contributor Barry Moltz.

1. Speech Helper: Dump those PowerPoint slides and the handheld notes, and maintain eye contact with your audience. Use this small prompter in Glass to go through the presentation without either of these visual aids. Another application, Glassentation, works in a similar way.

Read the four other apps (and five apps he would like to see) on OPEN Forum.
Flickr user: lawrencegs

Though it has its detractors, Google Glass has a few apps that would be perfect for small-business owners, writes OPEN Forum contributor Barry Moltz.

1. Speech Helper: Dump those PowerPoint slides and the handheld notes, and maintain eye contact with your audience. Use this small prompter in Glass to go through the presentation without either of these visual aids. Another application, Glassentation, works in a similar way.

Read the four other apps (and five apps he would like to see) on OPEN Forum.

Flickr user: lawrencegs